California State Route 132
|Defined by S&HC § 432|
|Maintained by Caltrans|
|Length:||76 mi (122 km)|
|West end:||I‑580 near Tracy|
|SR 99 in Modesto|
|East end:||SR 49 at Coulterville|
State Route 132 is a route in the Central Valley that leads to the Sierra Nevada foothills and the California Gold Country. It also connects the city of Modesto with the San Francisco Bay Area via I-580, although this route is discouraged due to it being a two-lane road between Modesto (Maze Boulevard in the city of Modesto) and Interstate 5 (Motorists are instead encouraged to take SR 120 in Manteca to I-5 and I-205 to I-580.) East of Modesto, the road climbs the foothills and finally ends at SR 49. Portions between I-5 and I-580 is a four-lane freeway, and there are plans to upgrade the portion between SR 99 and I-5 to an expressway. Route 132 is a two lane road important to recreational travelers en route to Modesto Reservoir, Turlock Reservoir, Don Pedro Reservoir and the Sierra Nevada foothills.
The city-built "Kansas-Needham Overhead", connecting Kansas Avenue and Needham Street over the Union Pacific Railroad's Fresno Subdivision in Modesto, is aligned for a future connection to a SR 132 expressway west of Modesto.
This route is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System. The route begins in San Joaquin County at Interrstate 580. It then heads eastward and soon stops as a freeway. After an interchange with Interstate 5 and SR 33, it enters Stanislaus County, where it intersects CR J3. It then heads eastward through the city of Modesto, where it intersects SR 99 and SR 108. At the east side of the city, it has a very short concurrency with CR J7 as it exits Modesto and enters Empire. As it exits Empire, it intersects numerous county roads as it exits Stanislaus County and enters Tuolumne County. After several miles, it exits Tuolumne County and enters Mariposa County, California, reaching its east end at California State Route 49 in Coulterville.
The route was established in 1934 from modern day SR 33 to SR 49; in 1959 it was extended west to I-5, and in 1963 to the present-day western terminus at I-580.
A major accident occurred on March 5, 1983, when a collision involving a patrol car and another car with three Secret Service agents inside occurred, killing all three Secret Service agents. This was due to the unusual curve that the road takes on near the end of its course in Mariposa County, created in order to support the hills of the Sierra Nevada. The patrol car was hired for a visit that Queen Elizabeth II was planning to Yosemite National Park in March 1983.
Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured on the road as it was in 1964, based on the alignment that existed at the time, and do not necessarily reflect current mileage. R reflects a realignment in the route since then, M indicates a second realignment, L refers an overlap due to a correction or change, and T indicates postmiles classified as temporary (for a full list of prefixes, see the list of postmile definitions). Segments that remain unconstructed or have been relinquished to local control may be omitted. The numbers reset at county lines; the start and end postmiles in each county are given in the county column.
|0.00||I‑580 west – San Francisco||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|East end of freeway|
|3.24||I‑5 – Stockton, Los Angeles||Interchange|
|Vernalis||R5.86||SR 33 – Tracy, Patterson||Interchange|
|CR J3 (Kasson Road) / River Road|
|14.73||SR 99 – Stockton, Merced||Interchange; west end of SR 108 overlap|
|SR 108 east (K Street) – Sonora||East end of SR 108 overlap|
|L15.71||9th Street, D Street – Merced|
|17.14||El Vista Avenue, Mitchell Road – Riverbank, Ceres||Mitchell Road serves Modesto City-County Airport|
|19.13||CR J7 north (Claus Road) / Garner Road||West end of CR J7 overlap|
|Empire||20.10||CR J7 south (Santa Fe Avenue)||East end of CR J7 overlap|
|23.14||CR J14 (Albers Road, Geer Road) – Oakdale, Turlock|
|Waterford||28.00||CR J9 (F Street, Hickman Road) – Oakdale, Hickman, Montpelier|
|La Grange||45.81||CR J59 (La Grange Road) – Snelling, Merced, Don Pedro Dam, Sonora|
|4.02||Bonds Flat Road – Don Pedro Lake|
|6.32||Merced Falls Road|
|Coulterville||18.75||SR 49 – Yosemite, Sonora, Mariposa|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- January 1, 2006 California Log of Bridges on State Highways
- Earth Metrics, Environmental Assessment for Modesto California Paradise Postal Station", U.S. Postal Service, January, 1990
- Modesto, Budget 2001-2002, Forecasting and Capital Improvement Program: Traffic Circulation, p. 1
- CA Codes (shc:250-257)
- Faigin, Daniel P. "California Highways: SR 132". Retrieved 2010-04-24.
- Staff. "State Truck Route List" (XLS file). California Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- California Department of Transportation, Log of Bridges on State Highways, July 2007
- California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2005 and 2006
- State Route 132 Interchange Improvements at Bird Road